Jed Dietrich, Esq. and His Team of Lawyers at The Dietrich Law Firm P.C. Will Fight to Obtain the Best Result for Your Buffalo, New York Cyclospora Illness Case.
The United States imports food from around the globe, including countries with tropical climates. This can be dangerous to your health because in tropical climates, certain parasites are more common. As a result, food imported from these places may be contaminated with parasites like Cyclospora, which can cause serious illness when consumed.
Have you, or a loved one, suffered a serious illness as a result of ingesting food contaminated with Cyclospora? You may be entitled to compensation and the Dietrich Law Firm P.C. can help you with your case. Our team of Buffalo, New York Cyclospora illness personal injury lawyers strives to provide the highest level of personal injury service to the people of Western New York. Contact the Dietrich Law Firm P.C. 24 hours per day and 7 days per week, by going online or by calling 716-839-3939.Cyclospora Overview
Cyclospora is a microscopic parasite, meaning that it is so small you can ingest it without knowing it is even there. When ingested, Cyclospora enters the intestinal tract and can cause a serious infection called Cyclosporiasis. After ingesting Cyclospora, symptoms of infection may take as long as one week to manifest. The CDC describes the symptoms of Cyclosporiasis as:
- Watery diarrhea;
- Frequent or explosive bowel movements;
- Loss of appetite;
- Weight loss;
- Stomach pain;
- Bloating and increased gas;
- Fatigue; and
- Flu-like symptoms such as fever, headache and body aches.
As with any infection that causes severe diarrhea, Cyclospora infection may lead to dehydration. It is important to drink plenty of fluids and contact a health care professional if you experience the following symptoms: dizziness, excessive thirst and extreme fatigue. According to the CDC, these symptoms can last a number of days, or they may last as long as one month. Throughout the illness, it is common to feel extremely tired. Some people may even experience a relapse, where their symptoms seem to go away and then resume a few days later.
If you describe these symptoms to a medical professional, he or she may recommend you submit a stool sample for testing. Stool sample tests for Cyclospora are not standard and thus must be specifically requested. Doctors will typically request other tests at the same time, to rule out any other sources of infection. If test results indicate the presence of Cyclospora, treatment for the infection often includes antibiotics, which must be prescribed by a doctor, drinking plenty of fluids and rest.
If you, or someone you love, suffered a serious illness from a Cyclospora infection, you may be entitled to compensation. At the Dietrich Law Firm P.C., recognized as a Best Law Firm of America, we will work tirelessly in our attempt to get you the compensation and peace of mind you deserve. Our team of top rated Buffalo, New York Cyclospora illness personal injury lawyers will treat your case with care and compassion. Call us at 716-839-3939 and let us begin the fight for you today!Contracting Cyclospora
You may be wondering how you could contract a Cyclospora infection. A person could contract a Cyclospora infection by ingesting food or drinking water contaminated by the parasite. While those living in tropical climates are at a greater risk of contracting Cyclospora, it is commonly found in the United States on produce imported from those locations. Unfortunately, simply washing produce rarely kills or eliminates the Cyclospora parasite.
The CDC has traced Cyclospora outbreaks to the following types of fresh produce:
- Fresh basil;
- Snow peas;
- Mesclun lettuce; and
If the food is contaminated by the Cyclospora parasite, it may be very difficult to eliminate the parasite before consumption. Still, it is possible to take preventative measures such as:
- Washing hands before preparing food;
- Washing all produce before consumption, including scrubbing with a produce brush; and
- Storing produce at the appropriate temperature, typically in the fridge.
If you believe that you contracted Cyclospora from food eaten at a restaurant or purchased at a grocery store, the Dietrich Law Firm P.C. can help. Our team of Cyclospora illness personal injury lawyers in Buffalo, New York will investigate your case and help you determine if you may be eligible for compensation for your illness. Jed Dietrich, Esq. and his team will be happy to provide you a FREE consultation on your case. Personal injury cases are time sensitive, so call us today at 716-839-3939. Don’t wait!Cyclospora Liability
If you, or a loved one, suffered a Cyclospora infection after eating food at a restaurant or produce from a supermarket, you may be entitled to compensation. Typically, these food providers can be held accountable for selling contaminated food products.
In the case of Cyclospora infection, a food service provider or grocery store may be obligated to compensate you for:
- Medical bills, including doctor’s visits, diagnostic testing and treatment;
- Lost wages because of missed work; and
- Pain and suffering.
If the source of your Cyclospora illness can be traced to a food service establishment or grocery store, you may be entitled to compensation. The Dietrich Law Firm P.C. will work diligently to investigate your case and prove liability. Our highly experienced team of Cyclospora illness personal injury lawyers in Buffalo, New York has a track record of success with foodborne illness cases. Call us today at 716-839-3939 or visit us online for your FREE consultation. Remember, there is never a fee until we win for you!
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